We had margin in our schedule allowing for a cruise

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
Our rental car minutes after we toured Cabin 20. Lake McDonald Lodge closed the day we arrived (August 30), due to the Sprauge fire getting bigger and threatening the health and the wellbeing of employees.

 

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
Because the day’s itinerary was wide open after the hike down from Granite Park Chalet and the Cabin 20 tour, Howard suggested a motor boat rental.

 

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
Jalen set us up and had us on our way in no time.

 

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
Our room is on the second floor, a stone’s throw from the dock. The crowd is due to Labor Day weekend.

 

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
They close for the season in two days.

 

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
Yes, September 2, 2017…Howard rented the boat for two hours.

 

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
Heading 10 miles North to Lake McDonald Lodge to see it from the water. Jalen said it takes an hour.

 

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
Skipper Howard. Leaving Apgar behind.

 

Lake McDonald Lodge Fire 2017
The closer we got, the more our heart beats quickened. It started August 10 from a lightning strike.

 

We had margin in our schedule allowing for a cruise.

Howard’s idea provided a brand new experience for me.

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